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Department of English

Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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Lifelong learners over 50 invited to sign up for Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 26, 2019—Winter 2020 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include the history of Fort Negley, memoir writing, brain disorders and a Shakespeare production.

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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 20, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham "2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come" at the Dec. 3 Chancellor's Lecture Series event.

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Find Your Impact: English major mixes silly with serious in musical tackling climate change

Oct. 7, 2019—Junior Foster Swartz is pursuing his passions for writing and directing with “Global Warming: The Musical,” which will be performed Oct. 11 and 12 in Sarratt Cinema. 

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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Oct. 7

Sep. 30, 2019—An Oct. 7 panel discussion will explore the connections between the women’s suffrage movement and current voting rights activism. The panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College.

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New faculty Anthony Reed: The poetics and politics of black literature

Sep. 29, 2019—Associate Professor of English Anthony Reed’s deep interest in the intersections between black literary forms and politics was sparked during the 1980s, when, as a child, he discovered hip-hop and rap music.

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New faculty Emily Lordi: At the intersection of black expressive culture

Sep. 29, 2019—Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Associate Professor of English Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.

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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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Nwankwo’s university service enriched by her teaching, research experiences

Jul. 10, 2019—As Ifeoma Nwankwo completes her term as associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, she reflects on her work to advance inclusive innovation across campus.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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New residential faculty to join Warren College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2019—New residential faculty appointments have been announced for Warren College and East House, effective fall 2019.

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Vanderbilt library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts

Mar. 19, 2019—The pioneering roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields—Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun—are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library.

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